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With 189 member countries, staff from more than 170 countries, and offices in over 130 locations, the World Bank Group is a unique global partnership: five institutions working for sustainable solutions that reduce poverty and build shared prosperity in developing countries.

The World Bank Group is one of the world's largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries. Its five institutions share a commitment to reducing poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development.

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World Bank Group

Accounting Analyst - GE

India, Tamil Nādu , Chennai

DescriptionThe World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org The World Bank Group Finance & Accounting (WFA) Vice Presidency is responsible for all aspects of the financial reporting and internal control framework for International Bank for Reconstruction and Development (IBRD), the International Development Association (IDA), and the extensive Trust Fund/Partnership portfolio of these entities. WFA also leads the client service function for the WBG corporate expenses and WBG trust funds, ensures fiduciary responsibility for all disbursements related to Bank operations. Organizationally, WFA comprises three functional departments: (1) WBG Corporate Accounting and Reporting (WFACA), (2) WFA Trust Funds and Loans (WFATL), and (3) WFA Financial Controls (WFAFC). These units, along with WFA Chennai and WFA Systems and Transformation divisions, report directly to the WBG Controller who heads the WFA Vice Presidency.WFAPA Team Overview: WFA's Accounts Receivable, Payroll and Tax (WFAPT in HQ and WFAPA in Chennai) Team is part of the Financial Controls Department, that is responsible for ensuring that (i) accounts receivable are recorded, monitored, and collected in a timely and efficient manner, (ii) salary and benefit payments to the WBG staff are processed in a timely and efficient manner, and (iii) tax allowances to the WBG staff and retirees are processed in a timely and efficient manner. It also provides strategic leadership and guidance to business units across the WBG on developing and maintaining an effective system of internal controls over AR, payroll, and tax.Job Purpose:  Accounting analyst will participate in multiple areas of responsibilities which include managing External Receivables (ERS), Staff Receivables (SRS) and Trial Balance Reporting to enable the smooth workflow of processes in close coordination with the HQ team. Also, assist the team to complete the defined tasks within the prescribed time frame and procedures and coordinate with HR/ BPS/Country Offices/Information and Technology Solutions Group (ITS) based on the process requirements.Specific Key Accountabilities:• Manage staff receivables and loans disbursed to all World Bank group staff members at Headquarters and Country Offices.• Provide technical guidance to accounting issues that relate to the PeopleSoft Staff Receivables System (PS-SRS), staff loan disbursements and prepayments transactions.• Assist and coordinate with ITS in researching, analyzing, and resolving accounting issues in various applications such as PS-SRS and SAP • Generate, collate, compile, and submit reports related to staff loan and receivable accounts as may be required / requested from time to time.• Ensure timely release of transactions to the Payroll system and SRS accounting; Review the key SRS and Payroll reports and take appropriate action before payroll close; Work closely with Payroll, HR, and Country Office staff to resolve collection issues.• Ensure the correctness of accounting for External and Inter-Company Receivables and follow up with clients for collection.• Review open items in suspense accounts and aging schedules for both staff and external receivables and ensure that amounts due to the Bank are collected promptly. Analyze monthly external revenues and respond to the pertinent queries.• Review monthly Trial Balance for Accounts Receivable and ensure timely submission.• Review monthly Admin Trial Balance for Accounts Receivable team and ensure timely submission.• Review the various reports associated with the monthly Trial Balance reporting.• Identify and provide inputs to process improvement initiatives.• Review invoices for IMF Paris rent, and IFC Payroll before sending it to the clients.• Review the various revenue postings and ensure those are as per the contract agreements and established policies and procedures.• Monitor and record the revenue accruals in SAP on a periodical basis.• Review accrual and deferral requests during the year-end and coordinating with WFACR and various units for posting the entries.• Create process documentation and update desktop procedures in Accounts Receivable team.• Respond to tier-2 client inquiries effectively and resolve problems or provide alternative solutions.• Collaborate with colleagues, clients, and counterparts to resolve day to day accounting and reporting issues.• Act as a mentor to all accounting assistants and help them to understand the various processes that are performed in PS-SRS and SAP. • Assist in handling special projects as and when required. Selection Criteria• CA/CPA (or equivalent professional accounting qualification) with a minimum of three years of relevant experience, preferably with a multinational organization. • Proficiency in SAP and Microsoft Office tools.• Demonstrated good judgement skills and analytical skills.• A proven track record of problem-solving skills in an automated accounting environment. • Experience in PeopleSoft systems will be an added advantage.• Good interpersonal and communication skills (both written and oral)• Ability to deal sensitively in multi-cultural environments and build effective working relations with clients and colleagues.• Exhibit a personality that enables the incumbent to be client focused, flexible and an excellent team player. Ability to effectively work with other staff in the department and elsewhere in the Bank.Competencies:WFA Functional Competencies• Client Understanding and Advising – Applied-Solid understanding and consistent ability to apply the competency in most situations. Looks at issues from the client's perspective and takes action beyond normal expectations to ensure client satisfaction. Analyses situations and determines alternative or creative scenarios and approaches to add value to the business in new and different ways. Works within the team and with other specialty areas to define client needs and develop the best approach to meet client needs. Sees how ideas and best practices from other specialties can be adapted or applied to address client issues. • Broad Business Thinking – Maintains an in-depth understanding of the long-term implications of decisions both for the team and client's business. Ensures that decisions are supported by relevant stakeholders as well as sound performance data. Effectively communicates recommended changes to clients and how they will affect their business while attempting to minimize day-to-day disruption of operations.• Project Management – Develops and implements realistic and achievable work plans for group or project team – including tasks, priorities, resources, and schedules. Establishes priorities, identifies critical tasks, and pushes projects forward in a timely fashion. Establishes controls to detect problems early and notify those involved if deadlines are affected. Creates opportunities and solutions that address more difficult or abstract situations. Creates and adapts solutions to address unusual data or novel situations.• Analytical Thinking – Coordinates the information gathering and reporting process. Reviews trends and compares to expectations. Conducts research to define problems and prepares responses to anticipated questions. Prioritizes multiple issues and opportunities. Identifies relationships and linkages within several information sources. Anticipates issues that are not readily apparent on the surface. Identifies root causes and effects. Reports and identifies areas that need guidance in order to resolve complex issues. Anticipates the possible outcome of potential solutions.• Policies and Procedures – Seek out opportunities to further understanding of relevant policies and guidance. Identify areas for improvements in existing policies and procedures. Emulate best practices in completing own work program. Provides guidance to junior staff and plays a role in transferring skills and knowledge to others.• Risks and Controls – Demonstrate understanding of key risks and internal control procedures in the related processes. Able to identify key risks and mitigating control steps in own functional areas. Perform internal control procedures in compliance with the overall risk and control framework. Takes proactive measures to know the internal control procedures (e.g., talks with business leaders about their goals and priorities).• Information Technology and Systems – Leverage information technology systems and applications to improve productivity and efficiency. Provide inputs to IT system enhancement efforts based on day-to-day working experience and knowledge of the systems.• Communication – Utilize appropriate tools and techniques to explain technical information in plain language. Present information in a logical and organized manner both in speech and in writing. Writes effective correspondence, prepares questions and reports, statements of circumstance and briefing notes.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.

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03/08/2022
World Bank Group

Lead Agriculture Economist - GH

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC

Description Agriculture is an essential pathway to meeting the World Bank Group's (WBG) twin goals—eliminating extreme poverty by 2030 and promoting shared prosperity. Ending extreme poverty and boosting shared prosperity cannot be achieved without more and better investment in agriculture, food security, and nutrition. Meeting today's challenges on the food and agriculture agenda will require major strides in promoting food and nutrition security, climate friendly production practices, strengthening agricultural policy and public expenditures, supporting agribusiness value chains and joint private- and public- sector action, innovation and digital technologies, and rethinking sustainable and healthy diets.The Agriculture and Food Global Practice (AGF GP) of the WBG, working closely with the International Finance Corporation (IFC), supports a global vision of delivering a triple bottom line of a healthy economy, healthy people, and a healthy planet. The WBG is the largest provider of development assistance to agriculture and food security in the world. The AGF GE unit is looking for an experienced, high-performing, energetic team member who is adaptable and flexible with the ability to take on special assignments as the need arises. If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 4 years term appointment.DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIESHer/his main duties/accountabilities would include:• Serve as Program Manager for Global Agriculture Food Security Program.• Serve as co-lead for the Global Alliance for Food Security.• Oversee management of the Early Response Financing-Crisis Response Window.• Oversee delivery of bi-weekly Food and Nutrition Security updates.• Oversee Early Warning for Early Action food security hub.• Respond to corporate requests on Food and Nutrition Security.• Serve as focal point for World Bank Global Food and Nutrition Security response program• Curate World Bank internal and external facing food and nutrition security webpages • Oversee food and nutrition security knowledge creation and dissemination.• Contribute or lead the coordination/preparation of VP, MD, EXC, and Board briefings, including for but not limited to Annual and Spring Meeting briefs.• Work with the Country Teams to prepare operational responses as needed. • Lead contributions to country and sector strategies, departmental priorities, lending, and non-lending work programs.• Lead and/or participate as a key team member of important strategic products/activities; and contribute to or lead the preparation of management briefs and other major or complex internal reports. Selection Criteria • Educational Degree: At least a Master's degree or Ph.D. in the field of agriculture economics, public policy or other relevant degree.• At least 12 years of relevant experience. • Strong technical and analytical skills in food security.• Demonstrated record of thought leadership on food security.• Strong organizational, research, and presentational skills.• Program management and donor relation experience.• Proven ability to supervise staff and work in a team and intercultural environment.• Excellent oral and written communication skills in English.If the selected candidate is a current World Bank Group staff member with a Regular or Open-Ended appointment, s/he will retain his/her Regular or Open-Ended appointment. All others will be offered a 4 years term appointment. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.

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03/08/2022
World Bank Group

Lead Economist - GH

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

 Description Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.orgEPGDR  The Prospects Group of the Equitable Growth, Finance and Institutions Vice-Presidency (EPGDR) provides timely analysis on global economic and financial developments, and their impact on the member countries of the WBG. Internally, it informs and helps define policy positions of the WBG and provides analytical support for WBG operations. Externally, EPGDR aims to influence global policy debates on major macroeconomic and development issues. In fulfilling this objective, EPGDR leads the WBG's monitoring, analyzing, and forecasting work in global macroeconomics. It produces topical and policy-oriented analytical work, including the semi-annual WBG corporate flagship Global Economic Prospects report and the semi-annual Commodity Markets Outlook report. In addition, EPGDR produces a wide range of analytical studies that appear as working papers, policy notes, and research publications in scientific journals, conference volumes, and book chapters. Position The Prospects Group is looking for a highly competent professional to be the Lead Economist for a dynamic team of researchers with the following main tasks.  Provide intellectual guidance and leadership for major reports of research on topical issues that are of high concern to policy makers in emerging market and developing economies. These reports are founded on strong analytical content, using state-of-the-art econometric techniques, and will require a deep familiarity with topical issues in the current global policy debate.• Lead analytical chapters for the Global Economic Prospects (GEP), one of the World Bank Group flagship reports.  • Guide and contribute to research program on topics related to commodity markets.  • Nurture a high-skilled, responsive team with the capability and flexibility to respond to changing thematic focus of the flagship reports as well as clients' needs, including those of Senior Management.  • Provide analytically-founded support for Senior Management and other parts of the World Bank Group.  • Continuously renew and upgrade EPGDR's expertise and analysis in the area of economic modeling and macroeconomic analysis at the global, regional, and country levels.  • Collaborate with other units and various experts in order to play an active and leading role in EPGDR's and the World Bank's policy-oriented research.  • Work as a key member of EPGDR's management team.The successful candidate will be an integral member of the staff, working closely with the Director and senior staff. The Lead Economist will be expected to deliver under tight and frequent deadlines in a fast-paced environment. S/he will work closely with a team of talented economists.  Selection Criteria • Master's degree with 12 years of experience or equivalent combination of education and experience. Ph.D. in Economics and a strong record of academic publications strongly preferred. • Outstanding drafting skills. • Demonstrated knowledge and experience with quantitative analysis, modelling techniques, and econometric skills. • Record of contributions to flagship publications and policy-oriented publications. • Demonstrated ability to guide the analytical work of a team. • Demonstrated ability to conduct research with an eye for policy implications of technical analysis and modeling applications. • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and demonstrated ability to collaborate effectively with colleagues in a multi-cultural team. • Demonstrated ability to work in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment. Required Competencies:• General Economic Knowledge and Analytical Skills — Possesses a demonstrated track record of working with economic and sectoral data and analytical tools and models to conduct economic analyses and produce user-friendly written outputs. • Research Temperament/Intellectual Curiosity — Has demonstrated an aptitude for research through academic studies.• Written and Verbal Communication — Delivers information effectively, including an ability to identify topical policy issues and articulate policy analysis. Experience as policy economist.• Deliver Results for Clients — Proactively addresses clients' stated and unstated needs. World Bank Group Core Competencies   World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.

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03/08/2022
World Bank Group

Program Manager - GG

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

Description THE WORLD BANK GROUP (WBG): The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity, and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges.  In response to the global outbreak of COVID-19, the WBG provided $157 billion to COVID support operations since the start of the pandemic including $50 billion for IDA and $5.8b to fund vaccine rollout in 61 countries.THE GLOBAL PRACTICE FOR FINANCE, COMPETITIVENESS AND INNOVATION (FCI) IN THE WBG: FCI works towards creating an enabling environment in which financial stability, efficiency and firm-level solutions are provided in an integrated way to crowd in the private sector, support the creation of markets, and accelerate equitable growth. FCI professionals lead or participate in a wide variety of analytical and advisory work that add to the core expertise delivered to client countries. Knowledge and learning are a central part of the FCI agenda, with work focused on the following thematic areas: (a) Financial Stability and Integrity; (b) Long Term Finance; (c) Financial Inclusion and Infrastructure; (d) Industry Solutions; (e) Firm Capabilities and Innovation; and (f) Crisis & Disaster Risk Finance. FCI works closely with the Global Practice for Macroeconomics, Trade and Investment (MTI) on systematic country diagnostics, country strategies, policy lending and other private sector diagnostics, analytical and lending activities.FCI FINANCE UMBRELLA TRUST FUNDS:  As part of the overall Trust Fund Reform initiative, the WBG is making major efforts to consolidate and simplify the trust fund structures through which our partners support the World Bank's mission. The objective is to improve overall impact and flexibility. In the financial sector space, this effort will result in the integration of about 12 global and country-specific trust funds into a new, comprehensive Finance for Development (F4D) Umbrella Trust Fund housed in FCI Finance. Another Umbrella Trust Fund has been set up for disaster risk finance work. F4D will become the centerpiece of the WB's support for all financial sector reforms, both analytical work and country engagements, led either by the global units or regional ones. F4D will serve as a vehicle in the Bank's toolbox to help countries strengthen their financial sectors as part of their COVID recovery and crisis response efforts, responding to the significant uptick of client countries' requests for assistance in all regions, both in LICs, FCV and MICs. The F4D TF will combine the World Bank's key financial sector workstreams (on stability, integrity, inclusion, capital markets, financing real economy) with critical cross -cutting themes, such as digital finance, gender finance, and the greening of the financial sector. Over time, FCI Finance will continue its efforts to consolidate and professionalize the management of all trust funds, and strategic engagement with donors and various stakeholders. While the initial focus of the job description is on Finance for Development, the Program manager will lead that progressive evolution, with a focus on alignment between strategy and mobilization of trust fund resources, communication on results and impact achieved and engagement with donors and key stakeholders.Roles & Responsibilities:The FCI Finance Department is seeking a Program Manager. He/she will be responsible for (i) managing the overall implementation of, and fundraising for, FCI Finance Trust Funds, with an initial focus on Finance for Development; (ii) overseeing the portfolio of the newly established F4D Umbrella TF, with a focus on impact and results; and (iii) leading fundraising and relationships with development partners.Duties and Accountability:This is a challenging and high-profile assignment requiring a mix of strong leadership, managerial and technical skills. The Program Manager will possess a proven track record in achieving sustainable outcomes in low- and middle-income countries in the areas covered by F4D; have successful experience in fundraising among diverse partners and managing trust funds; have recognized expertise in designing and implementing financial sector related projects as well as proven experience in managing complex project at senior levels. The Program Manager will demonstrate his/her ability to manage and promote a high level of collaboration between the World Bank, IFC, donors and other key stakeholders in the technical assistance arena. Internally, the Program Manager will be expected to possess the capacity to engage effectively with WB senior management and technical staff across FCI and other relevant GPs and IFC; have excellent people management skills and strong communication abilities. He/she will also position F4D with partners and stakeholders externally.The Program Manager will report directly to the Global Director for Finance of the Finance Competitiveness and Innovation Global Practice. He/she will be accountable for delivering the Trust Funds strategy and work program, with an initial focus on F4D, and managing the day-to-day operations, including coordinating fundraising efforts and the allocation of funds through calls of proposals and directly in the case of preference funding arrangements. This will require technical knowledge of all topics supported by the trust funds (notably F4D), keen understanding of the diversity of engagements (global activities; knowledge generation, dissemination and curation; country engagement) and ability to work at the nexus of global and regional teams.Principal duties and accountabilities are: Raise funds from public and private donors (including foundations) for F4D. Design, and lead the implementation of, the fundraising strategy for the F4D Umbrella TF. Advise FCI Finance leadership on strategic fundraising. Build and strengthen relationships with public and private donors to create additional partnership opportunities between FCI Finance and the donor community. Identify opportunities for projects by working with the staff of the World Bank, IFC and other multilaterals and contribute to the development of a long-term strategic vision for the TF, with an initial focus on F4D. Manage the allocation of resources and the implementation of trust funded activities with a strong emphasis on orientation towards clients and development outcomes, including enhancing existing allocation processes and designing sound M&E frameworks.Lead and coordinate knowledge agenda for F4D including identification, promotion and dissemination of good practices and emerging topics related to the activities funded through the Umbrella TFs.Communicate to various audiences, including key stakeholders, clients, beneficiaries, the general public, internal and external partners.Review and ensure appropriate design of projects including by facilitating preparation of project proposals and effective quality control. Manage the portfolio of selected activities to ensure alignment with strategic goals and oversight of fiduciary, social and reputational matters. Maintain strong systems of internal financial and operational controls and conduct effective financial and operational management and oversight to ensure compliance with the WB Trust Fund policies. Ensure rigorous monitoring of projects over a multi-year timeframe and periodic evaluation of the impact of trust funded programs (with initial focus on F4D), including by systematically tracking key project level indicators. Liaise with OPCS, LEG, TACT and other TF units on processing contributions received by the Umbrella Regularly and timely report to and communicate with management, Partnership Council and development partners.  Selection Criteria Advanced university degree in Business, Finance, Economics, Engineering, or related discipline, plus 12 years of relevant experience (see below), or PhD plus 8 years of relevant experience.Proven record of management and ability to effectively lead and manage teams and to manage programs with a strategic vision and strong operational focus. Demonstrated experience working with donors in fundraising, reporting and program management. Recognized experience in the development, design and/or implementation of financial sector development operations and technical assistance projects. Demonstrated in-depth experience working across practice and disciplinary boundaries, and with multiple stakeholders - both public and private - in building collaborative alliances for results. Significant experience working with senior officials and government representatives. Proven experience in working with international organizations and donors. A strong, persuasive, and clear communicator, with excellent writing and oral skills. Good understanding of Bank policies, processes and procedures related to trust funds and financing operations is an asset. Strong knowledge and experience of trust fund and partnership management. Excellent organizational skills and demonstrated ability to lead a wide range of tasks.Fluency in English required; knowledge of other WBG languages (including French, Spanish, Arabic, Portuguese and Russian) is an advantage. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.

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03/08/2022
World Bank Group

Senior Education Specialist - GG

United States of America, Washington , Washington DC
Nonprofit/Community/Social Services/International Cooperation
Other

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.org THE MENA REGION – HUMAN DEVELOPMENT AND EDUCATION:The Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region covers Algeria, Djibouti,  Egypt, Iraq, Iran, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Malta, Morocco, the Gulf States, Syria, Tunisia, West Bank and Gaza (Palestinian territories) and Yemen. These countries include low-income and middle-income countries that look for technical advice and financial support, and high-income countries that request Reimbursable Advisory Services. The MENA region has been undergoing major changes over the past several years and the World Bank is poised to support the countries in the region to achieve peace and stability for economic and social development. The Bank's MENA Regional Vice Presidency has placed Human Development including education at the heart of its engagement as a critical part of its strategy in supporting countries rebuild trust between citizens and the state, promoting regional cooperation, building resilience in countries amidst the refugee challenges in the region, and supporting recovery and reconstruction. The MENA Human Development team is led by a Director and encompasses three units (Health, Nutrition and Population; Social and Protection and Jobs, and Education). The team is guided by the MENA Human Capital Plan that aims to help MENA become a region that realizes its vast potential by harnessing its greatest untapped assets: the human capital of its population, including youth, women, and the elderly.Countries in the MENA region have taken great strides in education in the past few decades, but challenges remain, particularly in the areas of education quality, inequality, governance and accountability, and the relevance of skills for the labor market. The World Bank MENA Education Unit focuses on helping countries build the human capital required for economic growth and social development by providing analytical products, technical and financial support, as well as advisory services. As such, the MENA Education Unit supports countries in developing and implementing strategies for learning at all levels of education from childhood to tertiary. Teams work closely with countries to improve their systems of delivery, promote equity in education, and foster better management. We also work closely with education colleagues from other regions of the World Bank as well as colleagues in other Global Practices in MENA.  THE EDUCATION GLOBAL PRACTICE Education is central to achieving the World Bank Group's twin goals:  it is a reliable route out of poverty because it has large returns to income for individuals and because it can drive economic growth and shared prosperity.  The main challenge in the education sector is to achieve "learning for all, learning for life"—that is, to ensure that all children and young people acquire the knowledge and skills they need for their lives.  The developing world has achieved great advances in education in the past two decades, yet major challenges remain: how to remove the educational barriers faced by the poorest people and those living in fragile states, and how to improve the quality of education so that schooling leads to real learning. The MENA Education Unit is part of the Education Global Practice. We draw upon global knowledge and tools and experts. In turn, we contribute to the global agenda and make available our expertise to other regional education units.The MENA Education Unit is seeking a Senior Education Specialist /Economist to lead the Bank's Education engagement in Tunisia. The candidate would be expected to travel to the MENA region to participate in essential functions of operations as appropriate. In collaboration with the rest of the Tunisia and MENA Education team, the Senior Education Specialist/Economist will engage in a wide-range of analytical, research, and operational tasks.  Duties and Accountabilities:The primary responsibility of the Senior Education Specialist/Economist will be to contribute to the development and implementation of the education GP's work program in Tunisia. This includes:• Lead the support to the implementation of the PREFAT Basic education project as well as the PROMESSE Higher Education project building upon existing policy dialogues, ministerial capacity and analytical work to observably improve learning in the Tunisian education system and transition from education to jobs.  This includes but not limited to, ensuring: (i) up-to-date project documents, including ISRs, manuals, Aide Memoires, etc.; (ii) collaborate with the implementing Ministries to organize and supervise project activities; (iii) conduct periodic implementation support missions; and (iv) the design and execution of project-level monitoring and evaluation systems. • Support education-related programs within the Bank's portfolio of projects and activities including tasks managed by other Global Practices.• Embed high-quality analytical work in the growing education portfolio in Tunisia, including but not limited to: (i) efficiency of education expenditures; (ii) determinants of learning; (iii) relevance, financing and governance of tertiary education; (iv) EdTech and digital skills for education and jobs.• Liaise with and lead policy dialogue with internal and external stakeholders to ensure the effective and efficient implementation of project activities. • Lead analytical products focusing on education and contribute to cross-cutting reports within Human Development, Human Capital, or other important areas for development where education plays a role. • Engage and contribute to the policy dialogue with government officials. • Contribute to other tasks as needed including potential work on other countries in the region, preparing new projects, events and conferences.   Selection Criteria • Advanced degree (Master's or Ph.D.) in Education, Economics or relevant field. • Minimum of 8 years of relevant professional experience or equivalent combination of education and experience, with a focus on Early childhood development, learning poverty, learning assessment and demonstrated ability to lead policy dialogues and design programs for comprehensive education reforms.• Experience in supporting the education system in MENA, including Tunisia, is preferred. • Experience working with clients to build capacity and engage in policy dialogue on education. • Capacity for organization and coordination, as well as ability to work with high degree of independence, in a team environment and in consultation with senior staff.• Successful experience leading cross-sectoral WBG teams • Proven team-leadership with an ability to fund raise for, build, and lead a larger team that provides substantial implementation support and knowledge transfer to counterparts.• Track record of forming trustful partnerships with external partners, including development partners.• Ability to design and complete strategic analytical tasks that informs operations, such as: (i) field experiments/impact evaluations, (ii) flagship studies, (iii) economic analyses.World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.       ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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29/07/2022
World Bank Group

Senior Environmental Specialist - GG

India, NCT , New Dehli

Do you want to build a career that is truly worthwhile? Working at the World Bank Group provides a unique opportunity for you to help our clients solve their greatest development challenges. The World Bank Group is one of the largest sources of funding and knowledge for developing countries; a unique global partnership of five institutions dedicated to ending extreme poverty, increasing shared prosperity and promoting sustainable development. With 189 member countries and more than 120 offices worldwide, we work with public and private sector partners, investing in groundbreaking projects and using data, research, and technology to develop solutions to the most urgent global challenges. For more information, visit www.worldbank.orgThe ENB GP in South Asia seeks to recruit a highly skilled Senior Environmental Specialist who would provide environmental risk management support to Bank-financed projects and contribute to developing and supervising ENB-led lending and non-lending operations, particularly in coastal zone and natural resources management. The Environmental Specialist will report to the ENB Practice Manager for the South Asia Region (SAR) and work as part of the World Bank India Country Unit.  Job duties and responsibilities:• Working with task team and providing expert guidance and advice to borrowers/counterparts from project identification to preparation, appraisal, implementation, and completion to ensure that environmental issues are properly addressed, according to the Bank's environmental policies and ESF, through project-specific environmental analysis and systemwide capacity building. • Lead or contribute to the broader work of ENB GP on improving environmental sustainability and identifying and pursuing innovative approaches to enlarge the preparation and implementation of the lending dialogue in coastal zone and natural resources management in particular with borrowers/counterparts. • Participating in portfolio reviews, analytical activities, and project preparation and implementation in the environment sector. • Collaborating with WBG staff across regions and across sector boundaries and seeking opportunities for knowledge sharing. • Lead or participate in policy dialogue, analytical and advisory services, and lending project preparation and implementation in natural resources and environment sector.• For projects being subject to the Bank's ESF policy, using the ESCP as benchmarking tool, monitor compliance with the ESSs, including on OHS guidelines, sector specific guidelines, other relevant policies, and contract specific conditions; flag issues of non-compliance to the borrower and Bank management and advise and support the borrower in developing and implementing remedies. Provide environmental input in project documents in accordance with the Bank operational policies for other Bank lending instruments, and Decision/Negotiations Packages for required environmental assessment and management instruments under IPFs, DPFs, and P4Rs.• Conduct timely project preparation, implementation support missions, and reporting; provide technical support on ENB related topics and provide guidance on open and transparent engagement (through consultations, information disclosure and grievance redress mechanism) with relevant project stakeholders throughout the project cycle. • Represent ENB GP in relevant internal and external meetings on ENB thematic areas within the India country program. • Contribute to written products and communications, including components of major reports (Briefs, Analytical Notes, Aide Memoires, Project Concept Notes, and Project Documents), as well as drafts other technical working papers for wider circulation.• Disseminate/Support dissemination of lessons learned and best practices from specific Bank projects/activities for research, knowledge, and learning purposes.  Selection Criteria • Advanced degree (Master's or PhD) in environmental management, Natural resources management, or other relevant disciplines (e.g., applied natural sciences). • A minimum of 8 years of relevant operational experience, including experience working on preparation and/or implementation of projects/programs related to the areas of focus for this position. Work experience in projects/programs supported by multilateral financial institutions is needed. • Sound knowledge of World Bank's, especially the challenges and opportunities for borrowing countries is important.• Strong analytical skills, ability to think strategically, analyze and synthesize diverse qualitative and quantitative environmentally related data and information.• Ability to follow up multiple work-streams simultaneously. • Strong client orientation with the ability to build an understanding with implementing agency counterparts on the value-added of Bank products.• Ability to work well with a range of stakeholders, including project-affected parties, government officials, non-governmental organizations / civil society, as well as project investors and their staff.• Ability to communicate ideas clearly and confidently, articulate issues and recommend solutions. • Excellent inter-personal and team leadership skills and ability to easily interact with people of different backgrounds and seniority inside and outside the World Bank, including clients and partners.• Excellent writing and communication skills in both local language and English are required. Knowledge of other languages will be an advantage.• Good team player who can work as a member of a multi-disciplinary and multi-cultural team, motivate and lead group efforts and network effectively across boundaries.• A drive for results while working with limited supervision and under tight timelines. World Bank Group Core CompetenciesThe World Bank Group offers comprehensive benefits, including a retirement plan; medical, life and disability insurance; and paid leave, including parental leave, as well as reasonable accommodations for individuals with disabilities.We are proud to be an equal opportunity and inclusive employer with a dedicated and committed workforce, and do not discriminate based on gender, gender identity, religion, race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or disability.Learn more about working at the World Bank and IFC, including our values and inspiring stories.     ______________________________________________________________________ This is how cinfo can support you in the application process for this specific position:Before you apply for this position: Improve your application documents by registering for a Job Application Support.When invited to the interview: Prepare for the interview by registering for a Job Application Support. For Swiss nationals who are invited to an interview or assessment center:Please let us know so that we can inform our HR partners from the respective organisation and the Swiss Government: recruitment@cinfo.chBenefit from free interview preparation by registering for a Job Application Support.Interested in a career with multilateral institutions? 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28/07/2022